I begin work on The Burning Air by Erin Kelly. From the research I've done, she has quite the pedigree and is no newbie on the scene. A few friends on my other social networking websites find her books to be especially up my alley. She writes in my favorite genre of psychological thriller. I love a good story that shows just how whacked the human mind can be on its own without the aid of a deranged homicidal maniac on its heels. I look forward to seeing if my friends are correct in their recommending this author.
Synopsis: The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia.
But when Rowan and his three grown children gather for the first time since Lydia's passing at the family's weekend home—a restored barn in the English countryside—years of secrets surface, and they discover a stranger in their midst. A stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the family for years without their ever knowing. And one who will threaten the youngest MacBride, baby Edie, and the clan's memory of Lydia, shattering their world forever.